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Banff-Airdrie MP Blake Richards touts positive impact of newly passed bereavement bill

Banff-Airdrie MP Blake Richards touts positive impact of newly passed bereavement bill

Banff-Airdrie MP Blake Richards is celebrating a victory for grieving parents and a “significant step forward” on an issue he has been working on bringing to the attention of parliament since 2018.
Banff names new poet laureate

Banff names new poet laureate

“After decades of being a writer and teacher, I love talking to people about writing, poetry, and exploring what writing can be."
Residents concerned about evacuation plans for south side of Banff

Residents concerned about evacuation plans for south side of Banff

"When it comes to any emergency, obviously we’re going to take charge of that bridge area."
Cougars, wolves given secure space to hunt

Cougars, wolves given secure space to hunt

“To be frank, it’s critical for people to believe in this, and if we really care about our mandate, we’ll leave some space for wildlife to do what they need to do.”
Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake reservation routes returning for 2022

Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake reservation routes returning for 2022

“People adapted to it really well. I think the key is still having some walk-up spaces so you could change your mind if you wanted to catch a later bus or not have to make a reservation if you didn't want to take chances, but our experience was pretty positive.”
Banff may eliminate postcard development notifications

Banff may eliminate postcard development notifications

“Our current notification requirements go beyond the Municipal Government Act requirements for notification of development permits, and beyond the typical notification practices of other Canadian municipalities,” said Banff development planner Emma Sanborn.
Banff's elected officials seek answers on ambulance situation

Banff's elected officials seek answers on ambulance situation

“I can actually confirm officially that this past summer we did have to wait 45 minutes for an ambulance from out-of-town while we were doing CPR on an individual," said Banff fire chief Silvio Adamo.
Banff fire department busy with highway accidents

Banff fire department busy with highway accidents

“We’re seeing a lot of holiday traffic and folks really need to pay attention to road conditions and drive to those conditions – it’s winter,” said Silvio Adamo, Banff's fire chief.
Banff to reinvest in tree replacement program

Banff to reinvest in tree replacement program

“I so appreciate the homeowners who are taking action on this – $30,000 is a very small amount of money compared to a property lost to a wildfire or a neighbourhood lost to a wildlife.”
Banff looks to ban, charge fees for single-use items

Banff looks to ban, charge fees for single-use items

“Banff wants to be a leader, not a follower, so I really love this made-in-Banff approach and I love that it puts us on the map in terms of moving the needle on our goals around waste diversion and zero waste to landfill," said Mayor Corrie DiManno.